This Gond drawing depicts a magical world where the deer's antlers morph effortlessly into the branches of a tree, with numerous side branches, leaves and buds. Symbolic of the interconnectedness of all life.
The Gond are a large tribal group mostly located in the central state of Madya Pradesh. They decorate the walls of their houses with images of the world as they see it, where humans and nature seem to be in harmony.
I've been collecting Gond paintings ever since I first saw them 15 years ago in Delhi. The Gond tribe is one of central India's largest indigenous groups and their art is an expression of their everyday quest for life.